So i'm a new boater. I picked up a boat at the end of last year. I did my research and got insurance. I spent time learning the channels and area. I biggest fear was to be broken down in the middle of the ocean. Well that fear became realized last night when I busted what I assume was my lower unit. My friend and I were stuck and out of shear luck managed to break down at the enterence of the channel. But this is not about that or that three people rode by as I flagged them down or that some nice people saved me from an expensive tow.
I am more interested in that I did not know what to do. I did not have a plan on who to call or even where to get their numbers. I do have tow/insurance but did not have the relevant information. So for all new boaters...have you actually thought of what you would do if you really broke down? I know this will probably cost me some cash but it could have been way worse. Plus I got to learn a new lesson.